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A decade after Hurricane Katrina: how is higher education faring in New Orleans?

Jon Marcus travels to the Big Easy to see the varying fortunes of the city’s universities

China crisis: what does it mean for student recruitment?

Currency devaluation and economic slowdown could stymie lucrative market

Northern Ireland misses out as Mitchell Scholarship loses funding

Obama Administration’s pivot to Asia ignores the fact that young Americans wishing to study abroad prefer Europe, says Trina Vargo

Man with the flu sneezes

Mobile app tracks students to determine flu risk

Technology could be used to encourage undergraduates at risk of spreading virus to stay at home

National Student Survey 2015: how it affects academics

Some managers take a punitive attitude to academics as a result of the NSS, finds Jo Frankham

GCSE results day: why it matters to universities

GCSE results will become more relevant to the higher education sector as A-level reforms are implemented, says Ross Renton

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (20 August 2015)

Exam board blues: are universities the answer?

As ministers and schools lose patience with GCSE and A-level grade and fee inflation, Louis Goddard looks to the past for new solutions

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EU recruitment boom prompts student finance warning

Universities believed to be looking to Continent to make up shortfalls in domestic enrolment

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Unlimited recruitment: a poachers’ charter?

The full impact of the abolition of the cap on student numbers won’t be felt immediately, suggests Emran Mian

Student mother working with baby

Do more to support student mothers, universities told

Warwick study highlights high dropout rate and queries social mobility benefits

The folly of focusing only on ‘facilitating subjects’

Ditching and devaluing ‘soft’ subjects puts creative arts in jeopardy, warns Sarah Rowlands

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South Korea plans ‘ghettoised’ university courses for foreign students

Proposal announced by Ministry of Education as the number of international students in the country continues to decline

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Winners of new university race equality charter mark named

Body behind the Athena SWAN gender equality initiative names first institutions to receive award to promote racial diversity

Clearing 2015: live blog

All the latest breaking news as students receive their A level results

Bad value

More than half of graduates say degree was not worth the money

One in 20 respondents to NUS survey say they would have been better off not going to university 

The SE5a is prepared for demonstration flight at 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.

Postgraduates: what they worry about and why it matters

Government loans may not reverse decline of UK postgraduate numbers, study suggests

Southampton Solent University retail store

Retail platform gives Southampton Solent fashion students an enterprising outlet

Lecturer who masterminded student-run commercial operation Re:So shortlisted for enterprise education award

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Clearing the way to higher dropout rates? Lessons from uncapped Australia

England urged to learn from country where attrition rates rose after student numbers cap was lifted

The week in higher education cartoon (13 August 2015)

The week in higher education – 13 August 2015

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

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International and postgraduate fee survey, 2015

Postgraduate loans are around the corner; will they drive fees up?

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Academy Award-winning actress visits archives and old laboratories where the famous British scientist worked

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Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer)

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China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

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Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon